Lake Sonoma Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2005

Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California

$17.99
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The 2009 vintage is available for: $18.99
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Item No. 98893
  • red wine
  • WE90
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Ripe fruit flavors of plum, blackberry and cherry mingle with an elegant mid palate of creamy vanilla. The lightly toasted oak profile, along with a medley of spices, lengthen the finish and add complexity.

Rich flavors make this hearty 2005 Lake Sonoma Dry Creek Zinfandel able to stand up to charcoal grilled or spicy foods such as venison, lamb, your favorite grilled steak and penne arrabiata.

Critical Acclaim

"Lake Sonoma produces varietally pure wines at fair prices. This is a solid Zin, rich and spicy, with cherry-berry and cocoa fruit flavors framed in brisk, fine tannins. Will hold for up to six years."
90 Points

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Wine was full bodied, very drinkable now. Used for Thanksgiving and it matched well with all of the taste.
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Rating:
(9/22/2010)
This was a solid Zin. Well balanced, not too fruit or oak forward. The peppery flavor typical of a Zin was also well balanced.
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Scott Citino - Fernandina Beach, FL (read all my reviews)

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(7/3/2011)
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Learn About Lake Sonoma Map ItMap It

Established in 1977, Lake Sonoma Winery follows a best of the best philosophy to produce wines that showcase Sonoma County character at its finest. Lake Sonoma Winery focuses on the individual appellations in Northern Sonoma County where California"s top grape varieties achieve their ultimate expression of character. Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc come from Dry Creek Valley, where...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Zinfandel

Zinfandel(ZIN-fahn-dell) American Grape Zinfandel the American - or Californian - grape. Although it's not from America (Croatia has been named its origin), it does seem quite at home in the vineyards of California. During Prohibition, many Zinfandel vines survived as the high-yielding grape was popular both for home winemaking and communion wine, which is...

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